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**Math Software Information**

# 8.1. Math Software Information

There is a lot of math-related software on our systems. We try to
install all major systems that are free of charge, and the department
furthermore pays for Maple, Mathematica, and Matlab. On this webpage, we
list some specific quirks or other local matters that have arisen.

## Matlab MCC

On Linux systems, the Matlab command-line tool `mcc` conflicts with the similarly-named tool that is part of Mathematica. Since the Matlab tool is more commonly used, the command `mcc` should invoke the Matlab tool. However, to ensure you've got the correct tool, instead use the command `mcc-matlab`.

## Mathematica MCC

On Linux systems, the Mathematica command-line tool `mcc` conflicts with the similarly-named tool that is part of Matlab. Since the Matlab tool is more commonly used, the command `mcc` does *not* invoke the Mathematica tool; instead, use the command `mcc-mathematica`.

## Mathematica Activation

Mathematica needs to be activated the first time you run it. At the
bottom of the activation window select "Other ways to activate". On the
next window, select "Connect to a network license server". Then enter *vm-ls-mathematica.math.arizona.edu* as the "Server name" in the final window. More information can be found here: http://reference.wolfram.com/language/tutorial/ActivatingMathematica.html.